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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditations from the ACCA, ICAEW, IFA and CIMA.
  • Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.
  • Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.
  • Complete a final year consultancy project to find a practical solution to real issues facing an external client.
Gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment and develop skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, successful completion of this course gains exemptions from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations. How you learn: The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree. Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching. Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management. In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study. Applied learning: Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and final years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and enables you to build an eye catching CV. We have strong relationships with regional, national and international employers and a team of specialist staff to support and encourage you in the placement application process. We help you secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Previous students have benefitted hugely from placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Metropolitan Police, Morrisons, Nestle, Royal Mail and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. You could also go on a funded work placement abroad, and apply to study a non-credit-bearing language module through the University Language Scheme. Networking opportunities We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals housed in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to global financial professionals and you have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology. Plus you can access information from the Financial Times for free at FT.com to ensure you're up-to-date with the latest developments in finance, economics, politics, business and management. We also organise guest speakers from accountancy practices, recruitment firms and professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, and ICAEW.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues Introduction To Business Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Self And Stakeholder Management The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics Year 2 - Compulsory modules Business Economics (Finance) Developing Professional And Academic Skills Practical Financial Accounting Financial Analysis For Business Law, Corporate Governance And Ethics Management Accounting Year 3 - Compulsory modules Applied Professional Skills Financial Accounting And Reporting Financial Management Financial Risk Management Management Accounting Applications Elective modules Data And Business Decisions Foreign Language Leading Innovative Organisations Organisational Management Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Consultancy Project Corporate Finance Corporate Reporting Strategic Management Accounting Elective modules Advanced Financial Accounting And Reporting Audit And Assurance Enterprise Management Forensic And Fraud Examination Mergers And Acquisitions Principles Of Taxation

Assessment method

Coursework, Exam, Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A051
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-finance-with-foundation-year/full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-finance-with-foundation-year/full-time/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-finance-with-foundation-year/full-time/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS